Dozens of families who fled flooded apartments have to leave the Lower Manhattan hotel they call home by Feb. 28.
The office asserts the system is broken and City Hall can help more, as it follows a century-old legal precedent and rejects payout requests for flood damage.
Renters and homeowners slammed by the deadly storm face different obstacles and seek varying types of relief. But their shared experiences — including living in fear of the next storm — underscore a housing crisis exacerbated by climate change.
Queens BP Donovan Richards pleads with de Blasio to “step up” as swamped homeowners deal with slow and small aid. He’s pushing for a version of the Sandy-inspired program to repair — and possibly elevate — flooded homes.
Hochul comes to Queens Monday to announce $27 million in cash assistance for flooding victims excluded from FEMA help — including many still rebuilding their homes just blocks from where the governor will speak.
Two weeks after the remnants of Hurricane Ida tore through the city, killing 13 people, basements across the city are still drying out as many New Yorkers struggle to recover from the punishing storm. With millions of dollars in federal assistance now unlocked for the city, some households that saw rivers of rain and sewage […]
Additional reporting by Aria Velasquez, Clifford Michel and Allison Dikanovic Between the remnants of Hurricanes Ida and Henri, New Yorkers have been walloped by water this summer, with some finding their homes flooded for the first time. Basement apartments were especially hard-hit by Ida, with most of the city’s deaths coming in below-grade homes. Meanwhile, […]
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Additional reporting by Natalia Gutiérrez This story was produced as part of “MISSING THEM,” THE CITY’s ongoing collaborative project to remember every New Yorker killed by COVID-19. If you know someone who died or may have died due to the coronavirus, share their story here, leave us a voicemail at 646-494-1095 or text “remember” to […]
Homeless people who moved into rooms in Manhattan and Queens after leaving jail or prison could be back on the streets by Oct. 31 — especially if money from FEMA doesn’t come through.